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and their families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family. and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for your tim time. >> i don't think he was able to, no. they're doing as well as they can under the circumstances. you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. that, i can't comment on that, either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. [ inaudible question ] >> i'm sorry. [ inaudible question ] >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls and also after i saw his appearance. >> i really can't comment on that. [ inaudible website ] [ inaudible question ] >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment on their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. i think arlene holmes statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. i think everyone can imagine how they're feeling. anyone who has ever been a p
. holmes was apprehended outside, in a white hyundai in the back of the theater. >>> good evening i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm frank somerville. for most of us it's unfathomable. a man armed to the teeth looking to do damage. amber lee is live in san jose to show us the mood at bay area theaters that are showing the dark knight rises. but our coverage begins with the movie that did not go as scripted. >> reporter: this graphic illustrates what some folks said as the smoke spread and they saw a silhouette on the screen of the gunman. at first they thought it was a part of the movie. then reality hit with the movies. >> we thought it was part of the movie, there was a shoot out scene. >> there was this one guy who was on all fours crawling. there was this girl spitting up blood. there were bullet holes in some people's backs, some people's arms. >> the first thing we see is a 14 or 15-year-old girl with bullets in her chest and her head, she was about to die there. >> reporter: her injured daughter has been releaseed from the hospital. >> people were running away. i hit the ground so i wou
. police believe 24-year-old james holms calmly watched the movie along with everybody else. then got up and used the cell phone. went outside to get his weapons and gear up with bullet proof vest. ballistic helmet. gas mask and gear covering his throat legs and tactical glove gloves. holms went back inside to the front of the theater and rurld 2 green cap sisters. >> then i saw plumes of smoke. >> then he shot up in the air and everybody started to to pap ick at that point. he came down with the gun in my face 3 feet away from me at that poin point. i was terrified so i just jumped forward that the aisle and kind of buried myself in there and tried to just hide myself. ended up shooting behind me. at that moment i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in hereism it was just chaos. >>reporter: marched up and down the aisle using arsenal. shotgun block pistols and only stopped to reload. minutes later police captured him in the parking lot. but still not over. police using robot trying to get in the suspect apartment. he warned of
but the building where james holmes lived that is still cordoned off and still roped off and people will not be allowed to go back in there. just a short while ago, the police department here in aurora, colorado, said all of the materials that needed to be removed, the explosive and dangerous materials inside the apartment of the 24-year-old james holmes have, indeed, been removed so the heavy presence with the bomb technicians and those people have left the scene. what was described inside that apartment is extremely eerie. the police officer saying what holmes left behind in his apartment was a sophisticated trap design to seriously injure, if not kill someone, and they are not happy about it either. >> make no mistake, okay? this apartment was designed, i say based on everything i've seen, to kill whoever entered it, okay? and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and executed this horrific crime? it was going to be a police officer. make no mistake about it what was going on there. if you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry. >> reporter: don, i ta
for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. >>> back to our top story, james holmes was a one-man arsenal when he walked into the aurora movie theater friday morning. >> investigators say he had two pistols, a shotgun and an automatic weapon. and bought 6,000 rounds of ammo all on line. abc's pierre thomas shows us how holmes was able to arm himself so very easily. >> reporter: abc news has learned and authorities suspect if all had gone according to the suspect's plan, the bombs in his apartment would have blown up the walls of his residence and possibly burned down the entire building. this fireball was created when police disposed of only part of the death trap. police had to overcome a room full of bombs and a spaghetti jumble of wires. once finally inside, police discovered evidence of an apparent obsession with batman. according to sources, among the paraphernalia recovered, a batman mask and batman poster. the most critical item found a computer. police hope it will be the key to unlocking why holmes went on his murderous rampage. but many are left to wonder how holmes
the man police say opened fire. abc 2 news has uncovered exclusive video that james holmes gave to a group of students. >> reporter: stunning new images of suspect james holmes an exclusive video and photos obtained by abc 2 news. this is video of holmes talking to students at a science camp in san diego. discussing what he calls illusions. >> the then 18-year-old holmes appears slightly nervous. >> the study of subjective experience which is what's placed inside the minded as a opposed to the external world. >> reporter: as new details emerge about holmes residents of aurora are still trying to draw up what happened. president obama heads to console a grieving community. >> it's like whoever thought this would immediately affect my family. when they see other shootings. they think, oh my gosh, i can't imagine what those families are going through. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes was on a path on destruction. not only killing and injuring dozens in a colorado movie theater but in his apartment was a mind field of explosive booby-traps. designed to kill anyone who entered. a auth
didn't say a word. he didn't look at anymore in the courtroom. i'm talking about james holmes. here is he in court this morning for the first time since he opened fire in that colorado movie theater. he wasn't arraigned. he wasn't charged. that is said to happen one week from today. you see him, watch his eyes sitting there quietly next to his public defender. victims family members stared at him but he did not. he barely did much other than open and close his eyes. almost looked like he nodded off, a number of puzzling expressions. at times he looked blank. other times groggy. there might have been concern in his eyes. after a couple of minutes he was taken back to solitary confinement without holmes. he's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. police say they caught him outside, without a fight. he was wearing a gas mask and body armor from head to toe. jim spellman in aurora for us. he was inside the courtroom when holmes appeared. jim, it was tough to get read on him during the appearance. i don't know if he was noddin
. >> mike, i read earlier that one of the neighbor who is lived -- or lives below holmes, last night she heard the music playing loudly, over and over and over again and she went upstairs and knocked on the door to tell him to stop playing the music, saw the door was slightly ajar and she almost went in. i wonder, you know, is that -- just think how lucky she is, if that door is booby trapped that she didn't walk in. >> reporter: that's remarkable. possibly the music was intended to draw something inside the apartment. possibly the music was meant to set up an alibi if people said they heard music from his apartment, that could have been a distraction if he intended to get away at all. it's hard to tell what was going on in his mind and whether the music was on a timer through a computer, so many questions need to be answered, greta. >> mike, tell me a little about the area eye understand that the neuroscience building, the university of colorado is right near there. >> reporter: i don't know about the proximity of the university, but there is a high school nearby. what we have going on
to be a red light burning inside the apartment of james holmes. you can see where some of the glass was broken away. that's where the bomb squad and fire crews got up on the basket. we have reports of one person stepped inside. but we have a camera. they got a look at what the police chief described as a vexing problem, something he has never seen. a series of trip wires, hooked up to what appears to be incendiary devices, unidentified chemical, jars filled with ammunition rounds and what appear to be mortar rounds. there has been a discussion of sending aren'ts inside that apartment, possibly to conduct controlled detonations of whatever is inside that apartment. but police appear to be in no hurry to get inside that apartment until they really have a good plan for what they have inside and how they are going to defuse all of that. you heard the police chief talk about getting help from the feds to look at the pictures of the video from inside that apartment building and make sure they have a safe plan to go inside. they don't want to injure any personnel and cause further destruction to prop
h -- heather holmes. >> a ride on six flags' roller coaster turned into a 90 minute ordeal. this afternoon the riders became stuck on the new superman ride and an hour ago fire crews brought the last rider to safety. ktvu's patty lee is live where she talked with some of the witnesses. >> reporter: you can see the superman ride behind me, those guests were hanging 150 feet in two cars on top of this track for an hour and a half. you can see crews used a crane to hoist a cage up to the ride and an engineer freed the cars that ran back down the track. a spokeswoman said the ride got stuck after the first tower. they have been uprite the whole time -- up right the whole time. the ride was working this morning and this is the first roller coaster in a decade and there were crowds lined up to see it. >> waiting to go on this ride. one of the main reasons i came here. it shouldn't be stuck. it is better they weren't upside down. >> reporter: six flags president is coming out to speak with us. he will have details on what happened to stop the ride, how they found a way to fix the
holmes. they said he had been in the graduate program there in neuro sciences but he dropped out in june. we have learned he is originally from san diego. the mother is inside. his dad has left for colorado. a san diego police lieutenant anyone else to the family to the crime. >> our hearts go out to the friends and family of those involved. they are cooperating with the law enforcement and they did for your patience. >> this cellphone video shows one bloody victim amid the chaos. survivors were telling what they witnessed after he threw a gas canister inside the theater. they say he had at least four weapons. >> i saw with my friends and people i didn't know get shot. >> i was calling out. they say don't go over there. he is trying to everybody that trying to get out of main doors. >> i saw people that were shot and bleeding all over. i saw them bringing out a little kids. >> holmes acted alone. a threat persists. he said there were explosives at the apartment and that has turned out to be true. >> the pictures are pretty disturbing. it looks sophisticated how it's booby-trapped. >> the
holmes and some of the details about what took place in that theater up next. >> well, after all of the shooting was done, i looked up for a brief second and i saw he was reloading and walking towards the back of the theater and the arch is up, and i saw he was walking back there and i grabbed my girlfriend and my friend and i said we have to get going, because he is reloading and now is the chance. leaving i saw a guy laying on the floor covered in blood and a lot of people ran to help him when the guy was reloading the weapon. so we just left and a bunch of people left at that time. it was just crazy. juicy brats grilled up on a thursday. the perfect use of the 7th inning stretch. get that great taste anytime with kingsford match light charcoal. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. i tell mike what i can spend. i do my best to make that work. we're driving safely. and sue saved money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. >>> investigators
sight was unknowable. the search really will go on now to find out who in fact james holmes was. this is an incredible puzzle. lots of pieces that need to be put together here. of course all of the resources of nbc news are on the scene right now and we'll make sure that if there is any breaking news about this, we'll get it to you right away. we'll have continuing coverage of course on msnbc, nbcnews.com and tonight brian williams will be reporting live from aurora colorado on "nbc nightly news" and ann curry will anchor a special edition of "dateline" live at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central. i'm harry smith. nbc news, new york. >>> a guy walks in dressed all in black, helmet, dwas mgas mas black armor. >> take a very close look. this is the first picture we're getting of 24-year-old james holmes, the man police say opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in aurora, colorado, killing at least 12 people, injuring as many as 59 others. witnesses say he looked like an assassin who was, quote, ready to go to war. armed with several guns, tear gas and a gas mask, others are telling po
: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to move on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. >> no parent should go through that. >> reporter: as families mourn survivors struggle to make sense of the blood shed. >> there was nowhere to hide cht. >> reporter
captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> >> a dazed-looking james holmes made his first court appearance this morning he showed no emotions, relatives took a close look at the young man. good morning i'm kristen sze. cheryl jennings is off. rebecca he has the latest from colorado now. -- >> reporter: shooting suspect james holmes sat quietly in a colorado courtroom today, appearing dazed. >> you have a right to a jury trial. >> reporter: unshaven and with his hair dyed sat silently. the prosecutor said she's considering the death penalty. >> victims will be impacted by that decision so they will want to have and we will want their input. >> reporter: the 20 -- the 24-year-old is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 after firing a hail of bullets during the midnight premiere of a batman sequel. investigators combing through his apartment tell abc news they found a computer and move evidence of a batman obsession including a poster and mask. they described the space as a bomb factory and death trap. >> this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: p
their client's right to a fair trial. james holmes now knows with what he's facing after being formally charged today. 142 counts in all. including 24 counts of murder. two for each of the 12 victims shot to death in the colorado theater. 116 counts of attempted murder, doubling the number injured. one charge of possessing explosives and within sentence -- unlike his first court appearance this month where holmes was silent, observers say this time at one point he spoke with his attorney and looked directly at the judge when the possibility of the death penalty was mentioned. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first degree mur the punishment will be either death penalty or life without parole. >> reporter: this case is raising questions about doctor-patient confidential tip. the judge today ordered a notebook holmes sent to his psychiatrist be turned over to the defense. next month there will be a hearing about that evidence. meantime, families of the victims continue to grieve. this weekend ashley who was shot several times during the massacre suffered a miscarriage. she had already lost
we are learning more about the suspected colorado theater shooter james holmes as he is expect the to be formally charged in court tomorrow. and republican presidential candidate mitt romney meets with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. what the two hey, there's barely a line at space mountain. you there ! i am looking for someone, hair black as night, skin white as snow ! yeah, yeah, i got that ! she is at the castle. dad ! honey ! but she's on the move. disney mobile magic, on verizon. you wouldn't happen to have an apple ? find characters, access wait times for the park you're in, and enjoy premium features when you download disney mobile magic, powered by verizon. that's mom to you. and you should eat something that's good for you before you go outside. never! come on james. it's a new fiber one chewy bar. chocolatey and delicious. fiber one chewy bar, huh? mmm. refueled space captain james. [ male announcer ] new fiber one chewy bars. great taste kids love plus calcium and fiber kids need. >> now to the latest to the tragedy in colorado. tomorrow t
appearance tomorrow. tonight, police say james holmes is still not talking. meanwhile, investigators have finished collecting evidence from his apartment. the neighbors are not being allowed back in just yet. after leaving colorado, air force one touched down at san francisco international airport at about 8:00 tonight. this was an unscheduled visit, so there was no vip reception. the president immediately got in his vehicle and headed to the bay area. arturo santiago has more on the very emotional day. >> reporter: well, diane, the president was about an hour late arriving at san francisco international, because he was an hour late leaving colorado, where he had spent an emotional afternoon with some of the victims of the mass shooting in aurora, colorado. he met with them in private, and was told stories of an incredible survival. he told them that his visit was not so much as a president of the united states, but as a husband and father. but he did talk of the nation. >> this person has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. and in the
will be hearing from the attorney for the james holmes family in san diego. that will happen in less than an hour. watch for that. i want to talk more about this with sunny hostin. let's talk more about it. jim is right. a lot of people were waiting to see if he would have that flame red dyed hair. he did. odd expressions. we can call them odd. it was a brief stop there in court. what did you take away from it? >> it's interesting. the legal question at this point in this proceedings and we know there will be many proceedings is whether or not he's competent, not insane but competent. does he understand the nature of the charges against him. the judge was talking about first-degree. he can't get out. he's held in solitary confinement. does he understand the nature of the charges against him and can he help his defense team in his defense? can he aid? i saw someone, if he's not malingering that seems incompetent at this time to stand trial. he was sort of very out of it. that could be medication perhaps it's he hasn't slept. who knows. i saw a very odd looking defendant. the first thing that came
that much of katie holmes in the years she was married to tom cruise. >> now less than a month after her bombshell divorce announcement, she is, well, everywhere, now magazine covers even on broadway. abc's amy robach reports on her big career makeover. >> reporter: even the rain can't keep katie holmes down these days. spotted on the streets of new york city with daughter suri in tow. it appears holmes is taking full advantage of her post s divorce publicity and highlighting her role as a rising style icon by gracing los angeles based "c" magazine, revealing a more sexy, confident look. in the interview conducted one day before she announced she'd be divorcing tom cruise, holmes speaks out on her future telling the magazine, quote, i am ready to take on some more challenging roles. i feel look i worked so much at a young age that i really wanted to have life experiences. i feel more balanced and like i have more to bring to the table. holmes, who launched the ready-to-wear label holmes and yang in 2009 with jean yang, is rocking elegant looks from her latest collection. >> when we spoke
. >> as the judge throws a long list of serious charges at james holmes. it is the last day of july, tuesday, the 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> you can tell her first day back on the shift. she is so chipper. >> i am. sugar and caffeine. my best friends. >> those are two very close allies of this staff. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. get the latest from colorado and our top story in just a second. >>> then a story out of new jersey. that's where a 12-year-old girl had to think like a grown-up. riding with her grandfather in his truck, the unthinkable happened while he was behind the wheel. you will be very impressed with this young lady. >> absolutely. >>> and also this morning, which member of team usa lost out on a gold medal by .08. you know i am obsessed with the olympics. the events that are getting the british royal treatment in london right now. >> wow. >> look at that. >> the royal sightings. there in full effect. >>> later what nick jonas and merritt ey-- mariah carey could have
is in central colorado to explain why it could take so long to find the motive. >> james holmes, making his first court appearance today, investigators say holmes is refusing to cooperate, and it could take months to learn exactly what prompted the attack on movie goers at the midnight "batman" film days ago. >> ordinarily individuals are titled to bail. given the nature of the charges, you are currently being held on a no bond hold. >> i just have all this anger built up. >> reporter: two girls who were in the theater in the shooting, one with a bullet lodged in her chin, say they want to be in court to see holmes begin to face the justice system. >> for how much hurt he's done to this whole state and nation, i mean, i don't think he's hurting yet, and i think he needs to. >> i definitely have had my moments where i just completely lose it, and so we'll see what happens when i actually see him. >> reporter: police say they have cleared out all of the hazardous materials from holmes' apartment, much of which will be used as evidence. investigators say holmes started stockpiling guns from de
interviewed an associate of suspected gunman james holmes. a spokeswoman says the person is not a suspect, and there's no reason to believe that he was involved. also, police now say that they've removed all the booby traps from james holmes' apartment and performed a controlled detonation of some of the explosives. others were burned. many residents who were evacuated were allowed to return home. >>> police say the evidence shows holmes may have been planning the attack for months. and he wanted to kill or hurt anyone looking for information about him in the aftermath of the attack. we now know the names of all 12 people killed in the tragic shooting. many were under 30 years old. the youngest victim just 6. police say the theater where the shooting took place will remain closed until at least wednesday. that gives them time to complete their investigation. holmes' defense team will get access by tuesday. >>> today is an important day for people here in aurora, colorado. president obama is headed here thchb the this afternoon to meet with the victims' families. jim spellman is near the c
theater shooter james holmes as he prepares to be formally charged in court tomorrow. >>> mitt romney meets with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. what the two agree is the greatest threat in t >>> to the latest in the tragedy in colorado. tomorrow the suspect james holmes is scheduled to be back in court to face formal charges including 12 counts of murder and 58 counts of attempted murder. >> a woman critically injured in the shooting has suffered a miss . doctors say it was caused by the trauma, including the loss of her 6-year-old daughter in that shooting. yes, three of those who died were laid to rest. clayton sandell has the latest. [ bagpipes ] >> reporter: jessica went home one last time to san antonio. >> she was a forced to be reckoned with. a jolt of lightning. >> reporter: one of three funerals for 12 lives cut short. >> you have a right to be advised of charges. >> reporter: suspect james holmes was a psychiatric patient while a grad student at the university of colorado. his psychiatrist, dr. fenton is the director of student mental health services
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mitigation impact however this is saying that he was not a drug. james holmes is due back in court next monday. today a judge ruled that cameras will not be allowed. there has been an outpouring of emotion into aurora. paul victims' are being comforted. by athletes and average citizens. >> these 12 white crosses are serving as a grief sentiment each representing a life lost. people have been stopping by and aurora, colorado to write messages for the victims. one woman came a fort the youngest. six year-old. she was in her movie theater with her mother inches now paralyzed. >> want to tell her mother this. i am out here for you. for your daughter. i've loved you. and i am sorry for your loss. i am so sorry! i am so sorry. >> this hard warming seen seven of the denver broncos. with support from the medical staff. he even showed up and his air national guard. this showing kristin day-- christian bayle is there to meet with the victims and for the people that are helping him hill. >> the suspect will remain in custody at a colorado jail. for the time being no bill has been set. while p
rebecca he has the latest from colorado now. -- >> reporter: shooting suspect james holmes sat quietly in a colorado courtroom today, appearing dazed. >> you have a right to a jury trial. >> reporter: unshaven and with his hair dyed sat silently. the prosecutor said she's considering the death penalty. >> victims will be impacted by that decision so they will want to have and we will want their input. >> reporter: the 20 -- the 24-year-old is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 after firing a hail of bullets during the midnight premiere of a batman sequel. investigators combing through his apartment tell abc news they found a computer and move evidence of a batman obsession including a poster and mask. they described the space as a bomb factory and death trap. >> this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police found 30 potential bombs with a control panel. scores of bullets. 10 gallons of gasoline. after dropping out of his doctoral program last month he an mind online to joan a colorado gun range. the owner became concerned after listening to holm
, will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes and tomorrow he will make a court appearance and likely the first of many. you will hear his name over and over and usually, it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and derrick klebold from columbincolumbine, and and vick from norway and in fact, today is one year anniversary of that killing. but the names we should be hearing are the names of the victims. we want to start this morning by remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by those people they left behind. >> it is not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. i mean, that is what a man does, he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we are going to miss him. ♪ >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts -- make people laugh, always make people smile. a gentle giant is the way we looked at him. ♪ >> the sweetest smile you have ef seen. she got prettier as she drew old older. in the blink of an eye something happens and completely changes everyone's life, forever. ♪ >> she was a great
are beginning to piece together clues about the suspected shooter james holmes. in the days before the attack in the movie theater, one clue surfaced. a notebook. here is abc 7 news reporter dan harris. >> reporter: tonight abc 7 news has learned a notebook believed to be written by the suspect james holmes was mailed to the university of colorado where holmes had been a student until dropping out last month. fox news is reporting the notebook was mailed to a psychiatrist at the university and this is contains "full details about how he was going to kill people." drugs of what he was going to do in in it. drugs and illustrations of the massacre. there are conflicting reports on whether the notebook arrived at the university before or after the massacre but apparently wasn't found until monday during a search of the mailroom. this raiderettess questions -- this races questions about whether the carnage have been avoided. the university released a statement saying it delivers the mail the same day it is received. the university also refused to say whether james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist.
theater massacre is returning to court. james holmes is expected to be formally charged in the rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. this is the scene a week ago when holmes first appeared in court. since then he has been held in jail in isolation. jim spellman is joining us from centennial, colorado, and no cameras in the courthouse for today's hearing and tell us why first of all and walk us through what we expect to happen. >> sure. this hearing is under way right now, suzanne. no cameras in the courtroom and the judge decided before last week's hearing that in the early portion of the proceeding he would allow a camera for the initial appearance and the arraignment that should come in a couple of days. there is a sketch artist in there and full of reporters including cnn's eddie lavendara who will come down as soon as we know what is going to happen. first, he will be read the formal charges and from court documents that is 12 counts of first-degree murder and numerous attempts of first-degree murder and numerous counts around the boo booby-trapped apartment me left. and
a reality. bny mellon wealth management >>> james holmes charged in the aurora massacre, and i want the go to ed lavandara in centennial, colorado, and i know he has had his second court appearance and facing numerous charges. what do we know, ed? >> well, it is a hearing that lasted 45 minutes and we can tell you that james holmes now faces 142 criminal charges and 24 counts of murder in the first degree and i will explain and try to explain that number and why it is 24 in a moment, but 24 counts of murder in the first degree, and 116 counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of explosive devices which is a felony, and one count of a sentence enhancer, because of the violence in this case, and one of the things that we are trying to clarify at this moment is that there are 12 victims who have died in the shooting, and there are twice as many murder in the first -degree murder charges so trying to get to the bottom of the legal understandings and i'm not a lawyer, so i am trying to get a understand i understanding of this. but there are 142 criminal counts filed against james
to get inside james holmes' apartment. investigator here are now asking for additional help from the federal government. while continuing the evacuation order for the four other apartment buildings nearby. >> an awful lot of wires, trip wires. jars full of ammunition. jars full of liquid. a lot of challenges to get in there safely. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: as night fell, families came together in prayer and remembrance. >> it's just devastating and really hard to deal with. >> right now, find four people, give them the best hugs you have! >> we are seeing this community rise up and do the things that great communities do. >> reporter: this morning, many for questions than answers about what the possible motive could have been. police say holmes died his hair a fiery color and said, i am the skroeker. reminiscent of heath ledger's famous portrayal. >> he's been shot. >> i've got a child victim. i need rescue at the back door of theater nine now. >> he didn't move at all. >> reporter: steefb barton was in the midst of a cross-country bike trip when he made the decision to see
of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. in just the past few hours, 24-year-old james holmes appearing in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and confused and also just staring out into space. the 15-minute proceeding was to advise him of charges including murdering 12 people and injuring nearly 60 others. we will be having more of this court appearance coming up in just a few moments from right now. >>> but first the president visiting the bay area once again. >> yes. the president is scheduled to leave sfo in about 25 minutes from now. his motorcade in route as he speak. we have live team coverage for you. nbc bay area's mike inouye is monitoring the traffic situation, any backups. first we go to christie smith live at sfo. christie, a very hectic day for the president. he'll actually return to the bay area in just a couple of hours, huh? >> reporter: yeah. it is a different kind of schedule. you know, we've gone through all the security this morning, and now it's just the media out here at sfo. we are waiting for president obama to arrive at air force one. we're told that he already
understand the name to be james holmes, born december 13, 1987. federal law enforcement officials along with local authorities are now trying to extrapolate more, learn more about the suspect, his motivation, and all that took place just after midnight in aurora, colorado. meantime, that massacre in colorado has precipitated security concerns in new york as well. susan candiotti is there. susan, tell us more. >> hi, fredfredricka. we just got an announcement from the police commissioner here in new york city that he is taking extra precautions at all of the movie theaters in the five boroughs of new york city that are going to be showing an r showing of this new batman movie. and so what they are going to be taking precautionwise, he said, is to add additional security outside the theaters, surrounding the theaters, to make sure that there are no possible copycats. this is a statement from police commissioner ray kelly. he says as a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort level among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in colorado. kelly says that the polic
linked to james holmes is sending shock waves through the investigation. it's thursday, july 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. or as rob likes to call it friday eve. >> friday eve. just makes it psychologically easier towards the end of the week. >> could we say tgife? >> there you go. >> thank god it's friday eve. >> there you go. see, well done, paula. you are always thinking. >> not really. >> good morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. we'll explain how the colorado investigation is taking a strange new turn. we'll get to that in a second. >>> on top of that, olympic embarrassment. a big flag flap. i've got to say that slowly. >> oh, yes. hot water. >> just one big business that is not going as planned in london. it's been a rough start by all accounts. some security issues and then traffic issues. we have the flag dust-up. kind of been -- eh. >> the opening ceremony hasn't even happened. >> we have miles to go. >> also coming up. an 11-year-old boy with a runaway story for the ages. how did he hop
, we heard from the aurora police chief and he described how his officers identified james holmes as the suspect and not a s.w.a.t. officer despite all of his ballistic gear. >> there was one particular piece of equipment that he had on him that was out of place. i am so proud of my officers that they spotted that right away and chal llenged him. in that chaos, it is quite reasonable that an officer might have confused him for a s.w.a.t. officer or a heavily armed officer responding to the scene. so kudos to my two cops who grabbed this guy and that sharp observation that they made immediately that led them to suspect him as being a suspect. >> there is more we are learning about the 24-year-old suspected of mass murder. he will appear in court tomorrow morning for the first time and the sheriff says holmes is isolated from other inmates. reports suggest he is now also refusing to talk with police. >>> as for his boobytraped apartment, the fbi detonated explosives they collected there in a remote, desert area. they will analyze the remnants at fbi headquarters. officials say the t
. in the meantime, we are learning more about the suspect james holmes who was a ph.d. candidate in neurosciences at the university of colorado and in the process of withdrawing we are hearing. this is the latest of how the shooting unfolded. cell phone individuvideo captur chaos after the gunman burst into the theater in aurora, colorado, and opened fire. at least 12 people were killed and 38 others wounded. this theater was packed with people attending the premier of the mir of the new batman movie, "the dark knight rises." police have arrested a suspect in the parking lot, and the authorities are try iing to pie together how this unfolded. i want to bring in ed lavandara who is in the parking lot and talking to a lot of people who were in the room and saw the gunman, and who heard the explosions, and what have you learned? >> well, suzanne, we are right now waiting to give you an update, and we are waiting on a briefing from the law enforcement officials here in aurora, colorado, and we are several hundred yards away from the movie theater, and we anticipate it will happen here shortly. we wer
by was our dream homes and if my son was james holmes who lives in our rural colorado and i answered yes, since you have the right person. but i was referring to myself. i asked him to tell me why he was calling and he told me about a shooting an aura. he asked for a comment and i told them i could not comment because i did not know if the person he was talking about was my son. >>catherine: it turns out that holmes has ties here in northern california. this is a photo of him when he went to grade school near monterey. rob fladeboe has reaction from castro bill including one of his childhood friends. act is making headlines, but not the kind this resident witless >> he went berserk. >> it turns out he attended school here in castro in the late '90s. he it handicaps and middle school. >> he was likable. >> chris elkin's family owns a barbecue in was a classmate in good friend >> it hit me like a brick wall. i was driving all time, i had to get off of the fund. i was speechless. >> as he watched a month tv he recalls him as the smartest kid in class. >> we transfer to design a web site and
they have removed all hazards from james holmes' apartment and some of the evacuated neighbors were allow allowed to return home last night, but not before police carefully detonated some of those explosives. one neighbor said she nearly entered the apartment early friday morning when large tech know music started blaring and she tried to yell at hoemlmes a she noticed that the door was unlocked. and that may have saved her life. she now realizes that the explosion was set on a timer to go off at the same time at the killing at the movie theater. we are hearing details of what is inside of the apartment. elaborate trap. jars with liquid, and gun powder. tell us more of what is inside. >> well, sure. police deskrcribe the first tri wire at the front door as designed to kill the first person that entered it, and then throughout the rest of the apartment, more trip wires including devices described as aerial shells used in fireworks which are tubes about the diameter of a golf ball that have black powder or some propellant explosive in it to shoot shrapnel out to anyone who enters. and also
massacre suspect james holmes made his first court appearance today. the 24-year-old sat silent in the colorado courtroom. hair dye orange. looking dazed and tired. he's accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. right now holmes is being held on single murder charge while the district attorney prepares to file more charges this week. >> i would say there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will we are still lacking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> detectives are combing through the contents of his computer in search for more evidence. they say his apartment was full of batman paraphernalia. authorities say it could be a year before he's actually brought to trial. >> tonight investigators are piecing together a new time line for james holmes and tracking a student in a downward spiral. here is dan har wrist holmes and his astonishing metamorphosis. >> video of james holmes at science camp 6 years ago betray no hint of the mayhem to come. >> personal life he plays soccer and strategy games and his dream is to own a slurpy machine. >
officer. >> reporter: as we have been talking about, holmes faces his first court appearance tomorrow. as far as other evidence collected here last night, the fbi also left with a lab top and a hard drive. back to you. >> kristin dahlgren, many thanks for that. as kristin was just saying, he will be in court tomorrow. for more on the legal process ahead, i'm joined by former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, sima are. what do you expect to happen tomorrow? >> tomorrow is the initial advise many. bail is not an issue, because he has been remanded because of so many homicides involved. at this point, there is a difference between when police brings charges and the d.a. decides what charges are going to be indicted. this is the time when mr. holmes is going to be advised of his constitutional rights. >> so we have 12 killed, 58 injured. when you talk about the charges, the difference between police and what the d.a. brings, how do they decide that and what do you expect to see? >> the d.a. is going to look at different counts of murder and decide what can i prove? what i suspect
. >> some shouting now. >> james holmes' apartment, we know he had loud music playing. we've heard maybe it was on a timer set to play around midnight. the question i have, is did he start playing loud techno music to draw a cop call and therefore set off all the booby traps there were laid out? >> i understand the theory, but we can't possibly know what he intended to do right now. i've been told by the bomb experts that had someone opened the door, it would have triggered the device and would have killed or severely injured who opened the door and would have started a very big fire. that would have been a big challenge for our fire department. >> if that happened before the theater incident, that could have diverted a lot of your resources? >> potentially, yes. two simultaneous crises at once. >> this area has been through three major shootings in the last 13 years. >> this law enforcement community and the larger community, was shaped by columbine in a way that i'm not sure people realize around the rest of the country. we practice and practice and situations. we were all ready and vi
time in the mountains. >>> james holmes booby-trapped apartment was cleared of explosives which could help lead to a motive in in had in massacre. a bomb squad blew up a device. chemicals inside were gathered up and driven to a remote location. police officials say the apartment was wired to kill whoever came through the door. >> there is going to be a police officer. so make no mistake what was going on there. we sure are hell angry. >> they should be finished investigating the apartment by monday. >> all 12 victims have been identified. the youngest is six-year-old. alexander jonathan blunt were killed as for an air force sergeant. a mom with two children. the other victims many of the victims died heroes. david wright as their story. >> it was a real life heroes in the theater. people who saved their girlfriend's lives are sacrificing their own. john larrimer leapt over the seat to shield his girlfriend. alex jumped in front of his girlfriend taking a bullet that would have hit her. and target employee saved his girlfriend and co-workers the same way. she was injured, shot in the l
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